Friday, April 1, 2016

The "F" Ticket repost

In June of 1959 Disneyland added the “E” ticket to its lineup of letter attractions tickets. The “E Ticket” has since become part of the American Lexicon. What's not as well know is that in the spring of 1964 Walt was looking for ways to increase Disneyland’s ticket revenue, that World’s Fair thing was costing him a bundle.

As was customary, Walt left the details to his trusted employees and they came up the idea of “plusing” all the existing E-ticket attractions at once and moving them to a new “F” Ticket. Rumor has it Walt was not keen on the use of the letter “F” (as in failure or worse) and the idea was quickly scrapped. What you are looking at here is an extremely rare June 1964 limited test run of Disneyland’s only “F” ticket.

*** Yes it's been three years since I did a post, the dog seriously ate my homework! I'll try and post more soon. ****

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fall is More FUN at Disneyland - 1970

Here's a fun Disneyland flyer for Magic Kingdom Club members.  When I look at this artwork it emotes 1970, I don't even need to look at the "9/70" date code, that family on the Trolley is 1970.

Get your FREE Magic Kingdom Club Card at your personnel or recreation office.  Brer Bear is holding a Club Card just like this one from an previous post (link).

Friday, August 23, 2013

Grad Nite 1964 - The Program

Yes this blog still lives! I'm staying with my excuse that the dog ate my homework. I got the dog a stronger leash so more posts soon.

Today we're going to Grad Nite at Disneyland - 1964!  This wonderful souvenir program scan was sent to the blog by reader "Don", thank you Don!  You sent a great item!

Is your High School on the list? Mine wasn't built yet...

The Elliott Brothers Orchestra played, they are my favorite "Disneyland" band, go ahead, listen...


You can hear the entire Elliott Brothers album here (link).

A Hootenanny, I know Jason would dig that.  What great names, The Space Men, The Astronauts, Mad Mountain Ramblers!

A brand new Mustang.  I bet the door lock grommets rattled, they all did!

Nice luminescent look...


From a previous post, the Ticket and Photo Card.

----- Originally posted June 17, 2008 (link - includes 1965 Tencennial Supplement in color) ----

And here is what you could have won, a brand new 1964 ½ Mustang. The Mustang was introduced mid-year on April 17, 1964. Ford considered it a “1965” model, but there were subtle difference between it and the “True 1965” models that were built after that first summer. Isn't she pretty?

The evolution of the first Mustang.